Linked by kloty on Tue 6th Apr 2010 21:22 UTC
Editorial A few years ago I wrote on OSNews several articles (1,2) about workstations. After three years I had to stop, because there were no workstations left on the market, they became legacy and were not sold any more. Now with the rise of mobile devices with touchscreen and wireless network connectivity virtually everywhere, the question becomes valid, what will happen with the desktop computers, are they still needed, or will they follow the workstations on their way to computer museums?
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RE[2]: the end of the laptop
by RippStudwell on Wed 7th Apr 2010 19:56 UTC in reply to "RE: the end of the laptop"
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I could see Apple dropping iMac and mac mini because their Macbooks are just about as powerful but keeping the Mac Pro workstations for power users.



Since we're dealing with speculation anyway, here's twist on that thought. It would seem just as likely that "regular" laptops could fade away and be replaced with iPad type devices and that for desktops the iMac form factor would replace the tower. I don't know how well that would work, but it makes sense.

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